Indonesian comics publisher Elex Media Komputindo is releasing Naoki Urasawa‘s manga Mujirushi – The Sign of Dreams in Indonesia. On 4 December 2020, the Twitter account of Elex Media’s editors of comics had posted a list of comic books scheduled to ship in the third week of December 2020 which includes Mujirushi. The post also confirms that the manga will be released under Elex Media’s mature label Level Comics.

Serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Original from October 2017 to February 2018, Mujirushi was made in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, and has been collected into a single volume in July 2018. The story follows a young businessman named Kamoda, who cheats on his taxes to take his wife on a luxury cruise. However, he ends up bankrupt and losing his wife after a surprise audit. On the verge of despair after his attempt to provide for her daughter Kasumi also fails, Kamoda encounters a sign that leads him to a mysterious man who promises to change Kamoda and Kasumi’s fate. Fujio Productions is also credited for cooperation on this work, and features the popular character Iyami from Fujio Akatsuka’s classic gag manga Osomatsu-kun.

In the past, Elex Media has also published Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys and Master Keaton in Indonesia. The former was also released under the Level Comics label while the latter was released before the label was made. Another Urasawa manga, Pluto, which is based on “The Greatest Robot on Earth” arc of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, was published in Indonesia by m&c!.

Elex Media Komputindo is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia Group. The publisher releases licensed foreign comics, including manga, and also Indonesian comics. Since 2005, Elex Media also published comics that intended for adult audiences under the new imprint called Level Comics.

DISCLAIMER: the availability of books at bookstores / agents may differ from the planned schedule, especially for regions outside of Java island To obtain accurate information regarding the availability of the book, it is advised to contact the Customer Service of your stores of choice for confirmation. For Gramedia bookstores, the contact numbers can be obtained via email customercare@gramedia.com.

The Indonesian Anime Times

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